Cymbet Corporation today announced the global availability of its EnerChip™ EP CBC-EVAL-09 Universal Energy Harvesting evaluation kit at the Embedded World 2011 show, taking place March 1-3, at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. The EVAL-09 is the first kit to support all types of ambient energy harvesting from light and vibration, to thermal gradients and flow/motion. The kit features the award winning EnerChip™ Energy Processor (EP) CBC915-ACA, a universal energy harvesting power management unit for ultra-low power energy systems. The EnerChip EP is the first device to work universally across all energy harvesting transducer technologies including photovoltaic, thermoelectric, piezoelectric and electromagnetic. EnerChip EP specifications can be found at http://www.cymbet.com/content/products-enerchip-eh.asp. The EVAL-09 Kit is available now through Cymbet’s distributors Avnet, DigiKey and Mouser.
Kit Features Eco-friendly Solid State Batteries
To store harvested energy, the EVAL-09 uses EnerChip solid state batteries (SSB). EnerChip SSBs have many unique eco-friendly attributes including the ability to be recharged 1,000s of times to last the lifetime of the product – there are no batteries to change out. Moreover, EnerChip SSBs contain no flammable solvents or dangerous chemicals/gasses that can leak. They’re completely non-combustible and do not require any special disposal process (unlike traditional batteries). Additionally, EnerChips use surface mount technology with reflow solder, eliminating the need for cumbersome battery holders.
Creating Zero Power Devices
“The EVAL-09 was created in response to our customers’ desire to build zero power-based devices,” said Jeff Sather Cymbet VP Customer Solutions, “We are working closely with electronics designers to create new products that self-power by harvesting ambient energy. These devices, such as autonomous wireless sensors, data loggers, smart patches, micro actuators and process controls, are all “off the grid” using life-of-product EnerChip energy storage.”
Visit Cymbet at Booth 12-269 for Energy Harvesting Demonstrations
The Cymbet EnerChip Energy Processor gives designers the ability to create “Energy Aware” solutions. By providing optimal operation of all power chain facets – power collection, power conversion, energy storage, and power management – the EnerChip EP enables a new class of energy harvesting-based systems that address rapidly growing markets. At booth 12-269, Cymbet will be demonstrating ambient energy harvesting-based wireless sensor nodes using solar, piezoelectric, thermoelectric and electromagnetic transducers.
Cymbet Corporation—a clean technology company—is the leader in solid-state energy storage technology. The company is the first to market eco-friendly rechargeable storage devices that provide embedded systems designers with new embedded power capabilities. The company’s EnerChip™ solid state energy devices enable new concepts in energy storage application for ICs and new products for medical, sensor, RFID, industrial control, communications and portable electronic devices. Visit Cymbet online at www.cymbet.com.
Press Release Cymbet Corporation 2011